The Symptoms Of My Insanity by Mindy RafThe Symptoms Of My Insanity by Mindy Raf

The Symptoms Of My Insanity

byMindy Raf

Paperback | May 1, 2014

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 “Run like the dickens . . . and order this bad boy right now!”—MTV’s Hollywood Crush Blog

A laugh-out-loud, bittersweet debut that offers "a female Woody Allen for the teenage set" -- Kirkus Reviews

Izzy is a hypochondriac with enormous boobs that won't stop growing, a mother with a rare disease who's hiding something, a best friend who appears to have undergone a personality transplant, and a date with an out-of-her-league athlete who just spilled Gatorade all over her. Yes, Izzy Skymen has a hectic life. But what Izzy doesn't realize is that these are only minor symptoms of life's insanity. When she discovers the people she trusts most are withholding from her the biggest secrets, things are about to get epic--or is it epidemic?

For fans of Louise Rennison, Sarah Mlynowski, and Stephanie Perkins comes a "hilarious . . . generous book . . . Should succeed in putting any reader's problem into a wider, and funnier, perspective."--Booklist
Mindy Raf ( is a writer, comedienne, and musician based in Brooklyn, New York. She has written for CollegeHumor, VH1, TNT, The Daily Comedy Network, and was a contributor to the "My Parents Were Awesome" anthology. She has been invited to perform at the Women in Comedy Festival, SketchFestNYC, and the Bridgetown Comed...
Title:The Symptoms Of My InsanityFormat:PaperbackDimensions:384 pages, 8.24 × 5.5 × 0.94 inPublished:May 1, 2014Publisher:Penguin Young Readers GroupLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0142422649

ISBN - 13:9780142422649


Editorial Reviews

Rave Reviews for The Symptoms of My Insanity!“It’s a generous book, overstocked with characters and dialogue, and it should succeed in putting any reader’s problem into a wider, and funnier, perspective.”—Booklist “[A] realistic debut . . . What could be tragic events for Izzy are tempered by her self-deprecating humor, plenty of female support and a chance for real romance.”—Kirkus Reviews “Raf’s writing style is light and funny yet grounded in the often painful sensibilities of teenagers.”—VOYA  “Readers will likely appreciate a refreshing upheaval of mean-girl stereotypes.”—Publishers Weekly “Run like the dickens . . . and order this bad boy right now!”—MTV’s Hollywood Crush Blog